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33 Die in Fire Set at Kyoto Animation Studio

A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing.Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing.Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically. |  Photo: TBS

Updated: July 19, 2019 04:48 AM

TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing.

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Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically.

Hayashi says firefighters found the largest number of victims on the top floor of the three-story building, including some who had collapsed on the stairs leading to the roof. Two of the dead were found on the first floor, 11 on the second and 20 on the third floor.

Japanese media reports said the suspect may have set the fire at the front door, forcing people to try to find other exits and slowing their escape.

The outcome makes the case the deadliest fire since a 2001 fire that killed 44 in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district.

The suspect was injured and is in a hospital.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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